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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655928/effects-of-3-months-sitting-callisthenic-balance-and-resistance-exercise-on-aerobic-capacity-aortic-stiffness-and-body-composition-in-healthy-older-participants-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sławomir Kujawski, Agnieszka Kujawska, Małgorzata Gajos, Jacek J Klawe, Małgorzata Tafil-Klawe, Katarzyna Mądra-Gackowska, Błażej Stankiewicz, Julia L Newton, Kornelia Kędziora-Kornatowska, Paweł Zalewski
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness (AS) is a reduction in the ability of large arteries to readily accommodate the increase in blood ejected from the heart during systole related with aging. Physical exercise is associated with AS reduction. However, it remains controversial as to which modality and intensity (resistance vs aerobic, high vs low) would be the most effective. The aim of these studies is to examine the effects of 3-months sitting callisthenic balance (SCB) and resistance exercise (RET) on aerobic capacity, aortic stiffness and body composition in older participants...
April 12, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643958/outcomes-and-complications-of-self-expanding-metal-stent-placement-for-malignant-colonic-obstruction-in-a-single-center-study
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Rafał Stankiewicz, Sławomir Kozieł, Jan Pertkiewicz, Krzysztof Zieniewicz
Introduction: Approximately 20% of cases of colorectal cancer are accompanied by acute colonic obstruction. While emergency colonic surgery is associated with high mortality and morbidity rates, placement of a self-expanding metal stent (SEMS) has been suggested as an alternative method. The SEMS placement can serve as either a definitive treatment in palliative cases or a bridge to surgery. Aim: To summarize the experience of our center in the treatment of malignant colonic obstruction using SEMS placement...
March 2018: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569073/impact-of-colorectal-surgeon-case-volume-on-outcomes-and-applications-to-quality-improvement
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David Yi, John R T Monson, Cathy C Stankiewicz, Sam Atallah, Neil J Finkler
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of surgeon case volumes on procedural, financial, and clinical outcomes in colorectal surgery and apply findings to improve hospital care quality. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed using 2013-2014 administrative data from a large hospital system in Southeast U.S. region; univariate and multivariable regression analyses were used to explore the impact of surgeon case volume on outcomes. RESULTS: One thousand one hundred ninety patients were included in this 2-year study...
March 23, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563328/peroxisomal-%C3%AE-oxidation-regulates-whole-body-metabolism-inflammatory-vigor-and-pathogenesis-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Maria E Moreno-Fernandez, Daniel A Giles, Traci E Stankiewicz, Rachel Sheridan, Rebekah Karns, Monica Cappelletti, Kristin Lampe, Rajib Mukherjee, Christian Sina, Anthony Sallese, James P Bridges, Simon P Hogan, Bruce J Aronow, Kasper Hoebe, Senad Divanovic
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a metabolic predisposition for development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), represents a disease spectrum ranging from steatosis to steatohepatitis to cirrhosis. Acox1, a rate-limiting enzyme in peroxisomal fatty acid β-oxidation, regulates metabolism, spontaneous hepatic steatosis, and hepatocellular damage over time. However, it is unknown whether Acox1 modulates inflammation relevant to NAFLD pathogenesis or if Acox1-associated metabolic and inflammatory derangements uncover and accelerate potential for NAFLD progression...
March 22, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483867/ethnopharmacological-approaches-for-dementia-therapy-and-significance-of-natural-products-and-herbal-drugs
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REVIEW
Devesh Tewari, Adrian M Stankiewicz, Andrei Mocan, Archana N Sah, Nikolay T Tzvetkov, Lukasz Huminiecki, Jarosław O Horbańczuk, Atanas G Atanasov
Dementia is a clinical syndrome wherein gradual decline of mental and cognitive capabilities of an afflicted person takes place. Dementia is associated with various risk factors and conditions such as insufficient cerebral blood supply, toxin exposure, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative damage, and often coexisting with some neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Huntington's disease (HD), and Parkinson's disease (PD). Although there are well-established (semi-)synthetic drugs currently used for the management of AD and AD-associated dementia, most of them have several adverse effects...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480778/using-structural-analysis-to-inform-peer-support-arrangements-for-high-school-students-with-severe-disabilities
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Heartley B Huber, Erik W Carter, Sarah E Lopano, Kristen C Stankiewicz
We examined the effects of peer support arrangements as an alternative to exclusive direct support from paraprofessionals for three high school students with severe disabilities in general education classrooms. We also explored the use of structural analysis as a data-based approach for further refining the interventions to enhance their impact in particular classrooms. Peer support arrangements were associated with substantial increases in social outcomes; academic engagement maintained or improved modestly for all participants...
March 2018: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474920/a-mild-pum1-mutation-is-associated-with-adult-onset-ataxia-whereas-haploinsufficiency-causes-developmental-delay-and-seizures
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Vincenzo A Gennarino, Elizabeth E Palmer, Laura M McDonell, Li Wang, Carolyn J Adamski, Amanda Koire, Lauren See, Chun-An Chen, Christian P Schaaf, Jill A Rosenfeld, Jessica A Panzer, Ute Moog, Shuang Hao, Ann Bye, Edwin P Kirk, Pawel Stankiewicz, Amy M Breman, Arran McBride, Tejaswi Kandula, Holly A Dubbs, Rebecca Macintosh, Michael Cardamone, Ying Zhu, Kevin Ying, Kerith-Rae Dias, Megan T Cho, Lindsay B Henderson, Berivan Baskin, Paula Morris, Jiang Tao, Mark J Cowley, Marcel E Dinger, Tony Roscioli, Oana Caluseriu, Oksana Suchowersky, Rani K Sachdev, Olivier Lichtarge, Jianrong Tang, Kym M Boycott, J Lloyd Holder, Huda Y Zoghbi
Certain mutations can cause proteins to accumulate in neurons, leading to neurodegeneration. We recently showed, however, that upregulation of a wild-type protein, Ataxin1, caused by haploinsufficiency of its repressor, the RNA-binding protein Pumilio1 (PUM1), also causes neurodegeneration in mice. We therefore searched for human patients with PUM1 mutations. We identified eleven individuals with either PUM1 deletions or de novo missense variants who suffer a developmental syndrome (Pumilio1-associated developmental disability, ataxia, and seizure; PADDAS)...
February 22, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441009/autophagy-and-alzheimer-s-disease-from-molecular-mechanisms-to-therapeutic-implications
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REVIEW
Md Sahab Uddin, Anna Stachowiak, Abdullah Al Mamun, Nikolay T Tzvetkov, Shinya Takeda, Atanas G Atanasov, Leandro B Bergantin, Mohamed M Abdel-Daim, Adrian M Stankiewicz
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of progressive dementia in the elderly. It is characterized by a progressive and irreversible loss of cognitive abilities and formation of senile plaques, composed mainly of amyloid β (Aβ), and neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), composed of tau protein, in the hippocampus and cortex of afflicted humans. In brains of AD patients the metabolism of Aβ is dysregulated, which leads to the accumulation and aggregation of Aβ. Metabolism of Aβ and tau proteins is crucially influenced by autophagy...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404826/neurological-complications-of-acute-and-chronic-sinusitis
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REVIEW
Andrea Ziegler, Monica Patadia, James Stankiewicz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute and chronic sinusitis can give rise to a wide array of intracranial and orbital complications. These complications include brain abscess, subdural empyema, epidural abscess, meningitis, venous sinus thrombosis, frontal bone osteomyelitis, and orbital cellulitis and abscess. Despite numerous medical advances, these complications carry a risk of mortality and significant morbidity. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have shown improvement in both the mortality and the morbidity associated with the neurologic complications of acute and chronic sinusitis...
February 5, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304497/predictors-of-hematological-abnormalities-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-treated-with-fingolimod-and-dimethyl-fumarate-and-impact-of-treatment-switch-on-lymphocyte-and-leukocyte-count
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M Baharnoori, C T Gonzalez, A Chua, C Diaz-Cruz, B C Healy, J Stankiewicz, H L Weiner, T Chitnis
BACKGROUND: There is limited data regarding the predictors of hematological abnormalities in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients treated with dimethyl fumarate (DMF) or fingolimod (FNG), and the impact of treatment switch on lymphocyte and leukocyte count METHODS: We identified 405 patients on DMF and 300 patients on FNG (treatment duration: at least 12 month) within a large prospective study of MS patients conducted at the Partners MS Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital (CLIMB study) between Jan 2011 to Feb 2016...
February 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297184/an-algorithm-for-preoperative-differential-diagnostics-of-parotid-tumours-on-the-basis-of-their-dynamic-and-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-images-a-retrospective-analysis-of-158-cases
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B Mikaszewski, K Markiet, A Smugała, D Stodulski, E Szurowska, C Stankiewicz
BACKGROUND: To verify the usefulness of a new algorithm for preoperative differential diagnostics of parotid tumours on the basis of their dynamic and diffusion- -weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The retrospective analysis included 158 consecutive surgical patients with parotid tumours. Aside from ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy, the protocol of preoperative evaluation included dynamic and diffusion-weighted MRI. According to the new diagnostic algorithm, the result of fine needle biopsy was considered only in the case of lesions with time to peak enhancement (Tpeak) > 60 s and washout rate (WR) ≤ 30% on dynamic MRI and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) ≤ 1...
2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297183/the-sonographic-morphology-of-musculus-palmaris-longus-in-humans
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Krzysztof P Dąbrowski, Hanna Stankiewicz-Jóźwicka, Arkadiusz Kowalczyk, Michał Markuszewski, Bogdan Ciszek
BACKGROUND: The aim of this work was to describe morphology and morphometry of musculus palmaris longus and compare the outcome of Shaeffer's test with ultrasound imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 40 forearms of 20 healthy volunteers (11 females, 9 males) were tested by Shaeffer's test and ultrasound imaging. Anthropological measurements of the forearm and ultrasound guided measurements of musculus palmaris longus were taken. The outcome was tested for statistical significance by Fisher's test...
January 3, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296863/management-of-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-without-plasma-exchange-the-jehovah-s-witness-experience
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James N George, Steven A Sandler, Joanna Stankiewicz
TTP in Jehovah's Witness patients has been managed successfully without PEX.This experience, plus new TTP treatments, may make it possible for patients who are not Jehovah's Witnesses to avoid PEX in the future.
November 14, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295521/molecular-targets-for-components-of-essential-oils-in-the-insect-nervous-system-a-review
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REVIEW
Milena Jankowska, Justyna Rogalska, Joanna Wyszkowska, Maria Stankiewicz
Essential oils (EOs) are lipophilic secondary metabolites obtained from plants; terpenoids represent the main components of them. A lot of studies showed neurotoxic actions of EOs. In insects, they cause paralysis followed by death. This feature let us consider components of EOs as potential bioinsecticides. The inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is the one of the most investigated mechanisms of action in EOs. However, EOs are rather weak inhibitors of AChE. Another proposed mechanism of EO action is a positive allosteric modulation of GABA receptors (GABArs)...
December 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284237/effect-of-3-year-education-in-the-main-fire-service-school-on-the-fitness-level-of-students
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Andrzej Tomczak, Jerzy Bertrandt, Anna Kłos, Wiesława Szymańska, Wanda Stankiewicz
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine changes in the fitness level among students of the Main Fire Service School during 3-year's education. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 75 male and 5 female students took part in the study. Fitness level measurements were carried out before beginning the studies (Measurement 0) and after the 1st, 2nd and 3rd years at the school (Measurement 1, 2, 3). The following tests were performed to estimate level of physical fitness for men: pull-ups on a bar, a 50 m sprint and 1,000 m run, and for women: sit-ups, medical ball (2 kg) throw from above the head and a 4 x10 m shuttle run...
December 23, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274753/multiple-sclerosis-re-examined-essential-and-emerging-clinical-concepts
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REVIEW
Jonathan Zurawski, James Stankiewicz
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system characterized by exacerbations of neurological dysfunction due to inflammatory demyelination. Neurologic symptoms typically present in young adulthood and vary based on the site of inflammation, although weakness, sensory impairment, brainstem dysfunction, and vision loss are common. MS occurs more frequently in women and its development is complex-genetics, hormones, geography, vitamin D, and viral exposure all play roles...
December 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198536/infants-with-atypical-presentations-of-alveolar-capillary-dysplasia-with-misalignment-of-the-pulmonary-veins-who-underwent-bilateral-lung-transplantation
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Christopher T Towe, Frances V White, R Mark Grady, Stuart C Sweet, Pirooz Eghtesady, Daniel J Wegner, Partha Sen, Przemyslaw Szafranski, Pawel Stankiewicz, Aaron Hamvas, F Sessions Cole, Jennifer A Wambach
OBJECTIVE: To describe disease course, histopathology, and outcomes for infants with atypical presentations of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of the pulmonary veins (ACDMPV) who underwent bilateral lung transplantation. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed clinical history, diagnostic studies, explant histology, genetic sequence results, and post-transplant course for 6 infants with atypical ACDMPV who underwent bilateral lung transplantation at St. Louis Children's Hospital...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191981/impact-of-training-state-on-fasting-induced-regulation-of-adipose-tissue-metabolism-in-humans
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Lærke Bertholdt, Anders Gudiksen, Tomasz Stankiewicz, Ida Villesen, Jonas Tybirk, Gerrit van Hall, Jens Bangsbo, Peter Plomgaard, Henriette Pilegaard
Recruitment of fatty acids from adipose tissue is essential during fasting. However, the molecular mechanisms behind fasting-induced metabolic regulation in human adipose tissue and the potential impact of training state in this are unknown. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate 1) fasting-induced regulation of lipolysis and glyceroneogenesis in human adipose tissue as well as 2) the impact of training state on basal oxidative capacity and fasting-induced metabolic regulation in human adipose tissue...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180230/glucocorticoids-genes-and-brain-function
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REVIEW
Grzegorz R Juszczak, Adrian M Stankiewicz
The identification of key genes in transcriptomic data constitutes a huge challenge. Our review of microarray reports revealed 88 genes whose transcription is consistently regulated by glucocorticoids (GCs), such as cortisol, corticosterone and dexamethasone, in the brain. Replicable transcriptomic data were combined with biochemical and physiological data to create an integrated view of the effects induced by GCs. The most frequently reported genes were Errfi1 and Ddit4. Their up-regulation was associated with the altered transcription of genes regulating growth factor and mTORC1 signaling (Gab1, Tsc22d3, Dusp1, Ndrg2, Ppp5c and Sesn1) and progression of the cell cycle (Ccnd1, Cdkn1a and Cables1)...
March 2, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170599/complexity-and-challenges-in-noncontact-high-temperature-measurements-in-microwave-assisted-catalytic-reactors
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Lalit S Gangurde, Guido S J Sturm, Tushar J Devadiga, Andrzej I Stankiewicz, Georgios D Stefanidis
The complexity and challenges in noncontact temperature measurements inside microwave-heated catalytic reactors are presented in this paper. A custom-designed microwave cavity has been used to focus the microwave field on the catalyst and enable monitoring of the temperature field in 2D. A methodology to study the temperature distribution in the catalytic bed by using a thermal camera in combination with a thermocouple for a heterogeneous catalytic reaction (methane dry reforming) under microwave heating has been demonstrated...
November 15, 2017: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
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